Patient-centered Care

Personalized Medicine and Value-Based Care

How is personalized medicine impacting oncology? A panel at AJMC’s recent Patient-Centered Oncology Care Conference explored this topic. Payer, diagnostic, and advocacy representatives shared their perspectives in this discussion. What is personalized medicine? The...

Future of Oncology Advanced Payment Models

The shift to value What’s next for oncology advanced payment models? That was the topic one panel tackled at AJMC’s recent Patient Centered Oncology Care Conference. The panel represented the provider, payer, and technology perspectives. There was agreement that the...

The Emerging Challenges in Cancer Care

During a session at the recent Advisory Board Oncology Roundtable meeting, Stuart Clark, Managing Director, shared three emerging challenges for cancer care providers: value-based care, clinical innovations, and patient experience. Those likely don’t come as a...

The COA Oncology Care Model 2.0 webinar

On Friday July 12, 2019, the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) held a webinar to review their proposed plan for the next iteration of the Oncology Care Model (OCM), OCM 2.0. Last month COA announced their full proposal for OCM 2.0, which was submitted to...

Artificial Intelligence and Community Oncology

The Community Oncology Conference recently featured a panel discussion of organizations piloting an artificial intelligence (AI) program. The discussion opened with John Frownfelter, the Chief Medical Information Officer at JVION, describing the challenges of cancer...

The Potential of Pathways for Symptom Management

Clinical pathways are one of the main tools employed across health care to manage quality and consistency. They provide practitioners with the tools they need to ensure standardization and deliver efficient, organized, and evidence-based care for every patient....

Give Patients the Tools They Need to Engage

Navigating Cancer surveys patients using our patient relationship management tools on an ongoing basis. Here is a summation of what they told us between July and September of 2017. The comments they provided are too numerous to include here, but are largely focused on...

A Patient-First Approach: Meet Patients Where They Are

In the world of software development, “mobile-first” is a concept that some companies use as a guiding principle. That means developers consider the mobile user first, designing applications suitable for a small screen with limited detail and then add features and...

The Importance of Community-based Cancer Care

At the recent Community Oncology Alliance Conference, one session explored the question “Why does the site of cancer care matter?” Community oncology clinics are closing or being acquired by hospitals at a swift pace and they are looking hard at the reasons why that’s...

Partnering for better healthcare technology solutions

A recent article in Fierce Healthcare titled, “Health technology startups and innovators: Ignore physicians at your product’s peril” outlined the possible reasons that many healthcare related technologies miss the mark, fall flat or are never adopted or integrated...

NCCN Foundation Board Names New Leadership

Gena Cook, Co-Founder and CEO of Navigating Cancer has been named Chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Foundation Board of Directors - we’re excited about Gena’s expanded role with this important organization that is devoted to patient care, research,...

Worried About MACRA? Focus on Patient Engagement.

It’s no secret that the cost of healthcare is increasing at an unsustainable rate and it has been for a long time. As CMS and other payers struggle to shift incentives and identify ways to lower costs, they have introduced new programs aimed at achieving those goals....

Navigating the New Healthcare Landscape

One of Navigating Cancer's key clinical partners, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, has worked hard to stay at the forefront of oncology care. Oncology Times recently published an article by CEO Barry Russo where he describes the decade-long journey navigating...

Facing Interoperability Challenges

Interoperability continues to make headlines and proves to be an important element for truly coordinated and connected healthcare. Navigating Cancer is committed to interoperability with other healthcare systems and we have a dedicated team of developers who work to...

A Non-Face-to-Face Chronic Care Management Solution, for Patients Too

Let’s say I’m a diabetic recently diagnosed with cancer. In the last couple months, I’ve visited multiple clinics (endocrinology, radiology, nutrition, oncology, chronic wounds), plus the ER. As a Medicare beneficiary, my out-of-pocket costs are about $400 a month....

New Commission on Cancer Standards Provide More Patient Centered Care

The new Commission on Cancer standards for oncology practices feature a more patient centered approach to care. While most practices are currently focused on solving the Meaningful Use objectives, savvy administrators will be looking at the big picture and considering how technology solutions can help them meet multiple needs, such as the new CoC standards.